Is it still a case of whether or not the immigration officer interviewing you believes your word? Apart from the required documents such the US citizens proof of income and paid tax, are there any additional papers that could be added to the visa application that would help to prove they were married because they wee in love ie; print outs of all online daily conversations while the US citizen and his non US citizen girlfriend were apart?
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The two main pieces of evidence that USCIS is looking for in a marriage-based case, are a joint lease agreement and a joint bank account (shown by the bank statements). It is a good idea to supplement this evidence with photographs, joint utility bills, joint insurance (life, medical, and auto), joint title to property (i.e., car), joint tax returns, and affidavits from friends and relatives.
Joint assets, shared experiences, courtship, joint insurance, which you can prove by photos, bills, invoices, affidavits.
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I agree with Mr. Berman. You can show valid marriage with multiple types of documents including pictures of you and your spouse, communications between the two of you, joint accounts, etc... If you are not sure what you need to show a valid marriage, you should seek the assistance of an experienced immigration lawyer.
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Both the interview and the evidence are critical.
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